Hi, Agree with 'proof of concept' theory but, Chrome & Firefox has/have provided the security, functionality, speed and (secure) customisation that Edge cannot or has yet to do. Previous iterations of IE have just been a target for malware/ pups and viruses from early conception. It seems to be aptly named 'Edge' as I think this will drop off eventually whereas the established proven browsers will be dominant. (too much too late Microsoft after all these years)
 the inclusion of Adobe Flash says it all really, given that historically, Flash Player has more security holes than a teabag
Edge does not support Java, AFAIK, and Flash is built-in, so It comes without the Adobe unwanted add-on installations like those that tee me off when Firefox requires me to update Flash. (i.e. Flash is Microsoft approved and supplied via Windows Updates rather than the Adobe wild version)
I have never seen any of the evidence that people are getting infected using Edge in Windows 10. I am sure the anti MS lobby would have a field day if it happened. Even IE has improved its security over the ages, and it was always the #1 target for malicious internet exploits.
I can see that Edge is no more insecure than any of the Live apps supplied with Windows 10, and probably more secure than IE11 since hackers are more knowledgeable with the workings and weaknesses of IE (because it can be customised) and know very little yet regarding how to crack the closed box that is Edge.
Every computer in my shop since 10 and edge has been because browser lockers that want them to call a number.I have never seen any of the evidence that people are getting infected using Edge in Windows 10. I am sure the anti MS lobby would have a field day if it happened. Even IE has improved its security over the ages, and it was always the #1 target for malicious internet exploits.
Haven't seen any on computers that use Firefox or Chrome with the unmentionable extension.
Which browser lockers affect Edge, Porthos? I'd be interested to hear, since Microsoft Edge provides no support for Java, VML, VB Script, Toolbars, BHOs, or ActiveX etc.